GASTONIA - Joan A. Bowman, 84, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Belaire Health Care Center in Gastonia.
Mrs. Bowman was a devoted member of Christ United Methodist Church where she belonged to the choir and member of the Women's Circle Group. She previously attended St. Mark's Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Bowman also liked to help with Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Bowman is survived by her son, Lance and Mary Jane Bowman of Dublin, Ohio; two daughters, Ellen and Kim Moore of Gastonia and Julie and Ronnie Brandon of Gastonia; grandchildren, Andy Bowman, Lindsay Klein, Mark Bowman, Ryan Moore, Drew Moore, Jordan Moore, Greg Moore and great-grandaughter Lydia Klein.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter E. Bowman.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Christ United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Gaston Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church 3414 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056.